Saturday 23 September 2023

New Baby


Getting ahead, I've made this card for a new baby boy, due next month. 

His parents live in London so I thought I'd use acetate to have a teddy (Hampton Art) floating above a city background (MFT). 

I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday  in the city

Alphabet Challenge  monochrome

Inkspirational Challenges - CAS/Inspired by a Movie


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to make a CAS card , with the optional twist : Inspired by a Movie.

Can you guess what movie my card is inspired by?  Bambi! But something sad happened during the making of this card, The stamp is an old favourite from the Kitsch Christmas set by Avery Elle which does not appear to be on sale any more in the UK . In order to cut down using baby wipes for cleaning stamps, I decided to try cleaning my stamps with a microfibre cloth - but it ripped my stamp!!! Maybe I rubbed too hard.

Anyway, hope you join us at Inkspirational and don't forget to pop over to the blog and see what the DT have made. 

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  no snow Christmas 

Saturday 16 September 2023


The snowman is a Purple Onion stamp and I used stencils and masks to create the backfround. 

I'd like to enter:

Sparkles Christmas Challenges   snowman 

ABC Christmas Challenge  s for snowman 

The Library Challenge - October, October

I made this card for my new challenge at The Library , which is:

Actually, I could have done with a reminder from The Library, as my post is a day overdue. Hope I don't get fined! 

I love this book cover and could have gone a number of ways (the owl is great) but in the end I had multiple attempts at making a backgroud scene for the Stamping Bella character, and this was the best of them. I blended some inks onto some card and then repeat stamped and masked the hills / fields (Hobby Art) . The tree and birds are a Clarity stencil. 

I'd like to enter:

Alphabet Challenge  inspired by a book 

Stamping Bella stamp released 2020 

Saturday 9 September 2023



The bauble (aka ornaments) stamps here are by Vicki Boutin - each one is made up of four stamps and I wasn't sure on my first attemptm but I think I like them now. 

The sentiment stamp, from a Colarado Craft set,  is 'free' with a magazine this month - I say 'free' in inverted commas because I think really you're paying for the stamps and the magazine is included with them. 

To finish, I added three jewels and some hand-drawn strings. 

I'd like to enter:

My Time to Craft Christmas  ornaments 

Sweet Stampin doodling - the strings 

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 

Inkspirational Challenges - Moodboard


Our new challenge at Inkspirational , is to be inspired by this moodboard:

For my DT card, I found a patterned paper that reminded me of the pattern at bottom left. I included tall buildings and autumn trees from the moodboard. The stamps are all Pink Fresh. 

I'd like to enter:
brown, stamping, leaves

Krafty Chicks  stamp act 

Saturday 2 September 2023

Library Reminder - Jane's Patisserie


Slightly overdue for a reminder at The Library. 

Can you see how I've been inspired by the book cover? The cake stand (MFT, coloured with markers and gold gel pen), the background colour and the gold embossed sentiment. 

Why not join in too? 

I'd like to enter:
Alphabet Challenge  K for  Kitchen 

Little Red Wagon - Small or large - I went with both ...a small cakestand and a large sentiment

Krafty Chicks  anything goes 

Sub- Marine


Good morning! Here's a porthole in a yellow submarine. The porthole was made with Lizzie Mayne cutting files and the seaweed etc, is by Miss Kate Cuttables. The fish stamps are My Favorite Things. 

I'd like to enter:

Sisterhood of Crafters  make a scene

I Spy  Boys/men 

Cut it Up Challenges  under the sea 

Sparkles Monthly tropical